The Tustin Chamber of Commerce would like to acknowledge Johnny and Cindy Johnson from Blue Buoy Family Swim School for their outstanding efforts in helping the community. Johnny and Cindy have truly proven to be valued members of the Tustin community for going above and beyond expectations.
Johnny & Cindy represent three generations (including 2 sons & 6 grandchildren) of Blue Buoy Family. Johnny brings over 50 years of teaching experience at Blue Buoy. He has also coached high school water polo and swimming, synchronized swimming, and taught scuba. Many of Johnny’s students have achieved elite status in competitive swimming and water polo, including seven who have competed in the Olympics or set World Records. Johnny is a charter member and past president of the US Swim School Association and co-author of its Infant Toddler course that has been taken by thousands of instructors world-wide. Johnny & Cindy have been invited to speak on Blue Buoy’s unique philosophy and teaching methodology in Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Canada, Mexico, and throughout the United States.
Always concerned with water safety, Cindy and Johnny founded the Swim for Life Foundation (SFL) in 2004 and created the Safer 3 Drowning Prevention program. The Safer 3 message is being used throughout the U.S and gaining international recognition. The Safer 3 Early Education Drowning Prevention Program curriculum is being taught in schools districts & preschools across the nation. Both are on the Board of Directors of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA). Johnny is a past president of NDPA and President of the SFL Foundation.
Rather than hiring high school students as needed for a single season, Blue Buoy employs year-round teachers who are 19 years of age and older and with the expectation that they will be here to work with your child for many years to come. Our swim instructors undergo comprehensive theoretical and hands-on training on Blue Buoy’s internationally renowned teaching philosophy and methods and are CPR & First Aid certified. All Blue Buoy pool staff are finger printed through Live Scan.